Marine Forecast for the North Gulf Coast, Kodiak Island, and Cook Inlet


FZAK51 PAFC 190018
CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Coast
up to 100 nm out including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

PKZ197-191315-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A 996 mb low 150 nm southwest of Middleton Island moves 90 nm
south of Middleton Island at 999 mb Fri afternoon and then 
dissipates by Sat afternoon. A 990 mb low 320 nm south of Dutch
Harbor moves 330 nm south of Sitkinak at 988 mb Fri afternoon and
then moves 200 nm southwest of Sitka at 990 mb Sat afternoon.

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PKZ119-191315-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...E wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.

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PKZ120-191315-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...
.TONIGHT...W wind 10 kt becoming N 15 kt after midnight. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.

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PKZ121-191315-
Resurrection Bay-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray after midnight.
.FRI...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray during the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray after midnight.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft.

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PKZ125-191315-
Prince William Sound-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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PKZ126-191315-
Port Valdez-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

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PKZ127-191315-
Valdez Narrows-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...N wind increasing to 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

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PKZ128-191315-
Valdez Arm-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ129-191315-
Passage Canal-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
2 ft.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

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PKZ130-191315-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

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PKZ131-191315-
Barren Islands East-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...N wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON...N wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE...N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

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PKZ132-191315-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...W wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TUE...N wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.

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PKZ136-191315-
Chiniak Bay-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 10 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ137-191315-
Marmot Bay-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
2 ft.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NW 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

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PKZ138-191315-
Shelikof Strait-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ139-191315-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ140-191315-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt after
midnight. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2
ft.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas in ice free
waters 2 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.

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PKZ141-191315-
Kachemak Bay-
318 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2
ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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